Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Wang Dang Doodle, Row Jimmy, Black Throated Wind, Big Railroad Blues, Cassidy, Might As Well China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Estimated Prophet-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> All Along The Watchtower-> Stella Blue-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Box Of Rain
DSBD -> 48 KHz DAT Read in by Other1: DigiI/O via SGI DAT drive ->
shn file -> internet to chastewk -> unshned -> sample rate conversion and
normalization with Cooledit 96 -> tracked w/ CD-WAV > SHN
February 5, 2020 Subject:
missed it Sh!#
I lived in CT at the time and couldn't find my way all the way out to Indiana in time for tour. I got on the bus at Buckeye lake and saw the rest. Yes there were really some good shows mixed in on that tour but l saw this set list several days later and I just knew I missed a special show. Great to finally listen to it. But you Jack Straw lovers have not lived until listening to 7/02/1988 Oxford, Maine. Phil drops enormous BASS BOMBS and left everyone slackjawed...my fav ever
March 8, 2018 Subject:
48 kHz DAT source?
Hi GD folks, I wish everyone had a great copy of this show. The soundboard that I had originally on DAT was at 32 kHz which was a resolution setting for speech. That explains why there is no real high end on the soundboard sources. Or maybe, Healy just got it wrong that night. However, there hasn't been a really good audience source due to the PA sound was grainy and muffled. Apart from all that , the show itself is a good summer 91 show. I attended the show and later wound up on the wrong end of the law later that night.. trust me, stay in a hotel , not a state park.
December 25, 2014 Subject:
What a great show and excellent way to start off what was perhaps the best tour of the year. June '91 is it! I'd give it 4 stars because the very start of Chinacat is missing, but since this is the only board--5 stars.
May 1, 2014 Subject:
You Would Not Believe Me? Listen.
Estimated shook the hills with a strange granduer. This Prophet approaches like some shambling traveler on the road, a refugee from sights beyond your horizons. He walks with you and tells you things as if each is a performative utterance like let there be light. Then he wanders off, his empathy disarming. He’s concerned about your state of mind, about you worrying about him, as if afraid what impact his company will have.
April 8, 2014 Subject:
I agree with all the comments regarding how epic the Jack Straw is here, but I just wish Jerry's guitar was a bit more prominent in the mix on that second jam.
June 7, 2013 Subject:
22 years ago today...
One heck of a smokin' hot show out in the Indiana corn fields! Bruce just pushing the limits, every song a gem, superbly played with each musician really stretching out and shining. Brings back great memories of one of the best venues in the midwest. So fun to listen to shows on the days they were played, really captures the magic!
June 5, 2013 Subject:
A very respectable show, that jangly, swirly sound the 'superband' of this year had dialed in works.
Set 1 - Check Bruce's *beautiful* piano contribution to Row Jimmy. I absolutely love the Big RxR revival for this era, and Cassidy has, again, a pretty sterling closing-set jam. Jerry makes sure we don't head to the bathroom too early - Might as Well has tremendous energy!
Set 2 - Pre-drums isn't *terribly* interesting; the CC>R is played as well as ever for this era, but everything else more or less coasts until the boys come back out for Space. You know, it's easy to overlook just how gorgeous these forays are; this one, tape snip included, is somewhere around 17 minutes. I think excursions like this stack up ANY day against, say, one of Zappa's myriad "spontaneous compositions".
Post-Space is where you want to be - Watchtower is EASILY the high point of the show for me - just listen to Vince noodling in and tightening the jam around Jerry's fretwork - man, oh man this thing just goes on and on! Stella lands perfectly, and again, I think Vince is the unsung hero of this one - I kind of like those silver-trumpet-reach-to-the-sky notes he plays on the synth...and Lovelight, the entire band getting in on it. Awesome.
So, a post-Space show, overall not the best of '91 but very, very good.
June 5, 2013 Subject:
everybody i know that was there was having a super good time the new speedway is the better night but it all leads up to sandstone and then the wsetcoast and by expo in may of 92 it was never the same. i stopped touring and just went to jgb shows
November 21, 2012 Subject:
the after generations
why must live musicianship be that one form of art which fades most prominently as generations pass? recordings like this one are unspeakably important...thank you archive :)
August 1, 2012 Subject:
best show I ever saw
This was the best show I saw out of over 200 shows. The most sublime Stella Blue ever. 21 years later I still get chills. So glad to have found this site today. Happy Birthday, Jer.
right out of the gate rarin' to go really good Jack Straw Bruce is in the mix well though-out the show and we all know how much Jerry loved to play with him these two solid shows are the proof in the puddin'
June 7, 2010 Subject:
this is why we love them
Maybe not THE best Jack Straw ever (or of that tour), but Jerry sounds like he is about to jump out of his jeans. IMPASSIONED to say the least. Killer performance all around. I'd have loved to have been on the bus during this exciting time.
I second the nod to the 6/20/80 Jack Straw and the whole show for that matter.
June 6, 2010 Subject:
The Bruce/ Jerry interplay is always a treat!
Best Jack Straw ever?...I'll stick with 8*22*93. You can't f#%k with Eugene!
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
June 6, 2009 Subject:
Good Enuf To Get Ya Home
Or Get Ya Good Enuf To Go Out.
November 18, 2008 Subject:
Have been a big fan of this show for awhile now. The soundboard on nugs.net for this show is very clear. One of my favorite TLEO's of all time. I recommend going to the free stash at nugs.net and download the crystal clear soundboard of this night, and pretty much all the other ones they have. Peace n love
June 6, 2008 Subject:
All the Jack Straws below are great (this one, 9/19 and Pilly 1980). But, I must say that my all time favorite is still 6/20/80 in Anchorage. Check it out. It rips!
October 17, 2007 Subject:
The start of a great summer tour
6 of us headed west from CT to catch the summer tour (omitting the East coast stadium shows only). We were all in the 1st/2nd rows immediately in front of Phil. The poor guy, we didn't let up on him all night long clamoring for him to sing something. When they finally came out for the encore, we continued our hollerin', and this time, Phil looked directly at us and bowed a bit, as if to say, ' okay okay, wow you guys are persistent/pains in the ass.' Anyway, it was a great end to a fantastic show which was most definitely foreshadowing of things to come.
I haven't listened to this recording, but can't imagine a DSBD not working out for you. Strongly played throughout.
August 12, 2007 Subject:
THE JACK STRAW ON HERE IS ONE OF THE BEST. I WAS AT THE 9-19-90 SHOW AND LOVE THAT ONE AS WELL BUT THEIR ARE A COUPLE OF HICCUPS BRUCE SINGS A VERSE OUT OF TUNE BUT HIS PIANO MAKES UP FOR IT AS IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE PERFORMANCE ON THIS SHOW. BUT ALL AROUND I HAVE TO SAY THIS ONE IS BETTER SORRY OLD SCHOOL!
September 17, 2006 Subject:
This was my husband and my first show!
As a previous reviewer said, our tapes are getting thin too.
So glad to have found this!
We got married and drove to Indy to start not only our new lives together, but also our life with the Dead.
October 12, 2005 Subject:
Might as Well
I remember during Might As Well a cutie took her shirt off, and danced like she never danced before, we all smiled amd danced, and she sung and danced singin, Might as well.....I do remember those heads tring to hop the fence in the back, Those no ticket holder ruined it for us at Alpine Valley....Deer creek was always a great time, The camping , the cooking, the smoking, the dropping......Phil was dancin up nd down his fretboard this night...peace everyone
August 18, 2005 Subject:
It's rare to find a first set this late in the Dead's career where Bob and Jer are going back and forth trying to top each other with each proceeding song. If you were there you know what I mean. 2nd set is good, more ragtag, but wow, a first set for the ages, and on the first night of the tour. Bang!!
June 18, 2005 Subject:
I Just Jumped The Watchman
Remember the big wood fence at the back? When Jack started all the stranded heads started pouring over the fence. Security tried to stop them but ended up just watching the incoming heads over the fence. Black Throated was too much. Drums was the best. Seemed like we were in a Swamp. I swear I could hear aligatiors and frogs jumping in the water. Too much fun. Estimated, Bobby was jumping towards the front of the stage.
April 5, 2005 Subject:
night 2 is slightly better but if you download one you must download it's twin. Funny, I was at the los angeles show right before this and this is a completely different band.
March 26, 2005 Subject:
a GOOD show, for 1991
nice sound - brr blues shines here. two piano players works here, as Jerry is still sharp and not yet ready to be diluted into the backround of the sound.
And for best Jack Staw - Spectrum, Philadelphia, 1980. (not the best sound, maybe someday)
Wicked intense, coked up Jack Straw. So fast and ON! Listen to Jerry. "Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down," Gives me a shivver.
Not the best sound. I've never understood why the great recordings of 77 et al couldn't be sustained. It's not like the technology and know how of 77 was lost. Not lack of technology - lack of effort with staff, lack of something? Whatever. Still a hot show
March 14, 2005 Subject:
Better Jack Straw = 9-19-90.
January 13, 2005 Subject:
i challenge thee....
to find a better version of Jack Straw. It is the tightest, most rocking version of this song that exists in the body of music that is the Grateful Dead. The rest of teh show kicks as well. This is a 5 star performance.
June 18, 2004 Subject:
One Great Night
The opening Jack Straw rips.
TLEO is deep in the pocket.
Wang Dang Doodle has 'PARTY' all over it.
Row Jimmy shines like all I've heard of this song from '91.
BT Wind slips under the radar.
Big Railroad Blues blazes as the solo spots are tossed back and forth between band members with elegant ease.
Cassidy unbelievably turns it up another couple notches, this performance is string of Blackcat firecrackers going off in a already explosive first set.
Might As Well rounds off the set with super-charged and extended rounds of 'Might As Well' shouts like the band just doesn't want to leave the stage.
Awesome, amazing, spectacular first set!! Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a thousand needles in my eye! Word.
A crowded China>Rider opens the second set. You can blame Vince for this, I did. Besides that the performance is fine with impassioned vocals from Bobby and Jerry.
Estimated clicks from the start all the way to the finish. Terrific explorations from Jerry with his guitar tone and attack.
UJB - harmonies are rough but the playing is great.
Drums>Space - The Grateful Dead at their best.
Wheel - again, rough harmonies,
Watchtower - Jerry smokes, guitar blazing, excellent.
Stella Blue - awesome.
Lovelight - cheesy and tons of fun!
Box of Rain - go Phil! Dude can sing, oh yeah!
June 14, 2004 Subject:
One of the best of '91
This is a truly solid--and, in my opinion, underrated--show. It features a China-->Rider that's definitely on par with 4/1/90, if not better. Another highlight is Cassidy, in which the jams are so "on" you wouldn't believe.
June 10, 2004 Subject:
Deer Creek, 06061991-My FIRST show!
This was my first show! I am so glad to find it here. I have some tapes, but they are wearing thin. this whole show totally rocks! Totally tight, totally right on!
May 23, 2004 Subject:
Bruce Hornsby and vince team up
Sound is Hot, Big Railraod is smokin, Bruce really pumps Jerry up. BTwind Bobby gives it up, same with the Cassidy Jam...Hot first and second set..Very Spiritual estimated and Drumz Mickeys time warp ......Great show i was there, good scene, we made the news due to illegal camping. good stuff